Monday, November 20, 2017

Price of diesel increase ninth-tenths of a penny for $2.605


Tuesday, August 29, 2017
by THE TRUCKER STAFF

How much truckers will pay at the pump in the coming days as weeks in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey is anyone's guess, but they certainly be higher, in some cases much higher. (The Trucker file photo)
How much truckers will pay at the pump in the coming days as weeks in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey is anyone's guess, but they certainly be higher, in some cases much higher. (The Trucker file photo)

WASHINGTON — The average on-highway price of a gallon of diesel increased nine-tenths of a penny to $2.605 for the week ending August 28, according to the Energy Information Administration of the Department of Energy.

All regions of the country posted increases with the exception of the Midwest, which declined one-tenth of a penny.

The largest increases were in California (3.4 cents) and the West Coast (2.7 cents).

The trucking industry faces uncertain fuel costs in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.

Texas provides 30 percent of U.S. refinery capacity.

Officials believe the storm and the flooding as a result of the storm will surely cause shortages and result in higher prices at the pump nationwide.

For a complete list of prices by region for the past three weeks, click here.

 

 

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